In short, working with the best Salem roofers gives you more value for your money than working with the cheapest bidder.
There are plenty of roofers in Salem, but not all of them should be trusted to protect your most valuable material asset: your home. For many people, a home is the most expensive earthly possession they own, but it’s much more than that. Your home is your space to decompress after a long day, the structure that protects you and your family, and the vault for most of your other possessions. Protecting your home is important, and if you sacrifice quality on your roof, your home is prone to being heavily damaged by storms, or even collapse! Often times our Salem roofers tell us they are called by homeowners, who originally overlooked our roofer’s bid and went with the lowest bidder, to make repairs on the shoddy work that the cheaper roofer did. In the long run, the cost of repairs on top of the cost of the “cheap” roof often ends up being much higher than the cost of going with a higher quality roofer to begin with. If one roofer’s bid stands out as exceptionally low compared to the other contractors, they are almost certainly cutting corners somewhere.
In addition to the quality factor, it is important to consider liability and protection from disaster. Roofing can be a dangerous industry, and falls do happen. If your contractor isn’t insured and bonded, you could end up liable for a falling worker’s medical bills, as the property owner. Also, if the contractor causes a great deal of damage to your home and isn’t insured or bonded, you could end up out of pocket for repair costs. While that’s not fair, it can be a cost of doing business with a fly-by-night roofing contractor. Another red flag is if a roofer isn’t licensed. If they aren’t licensed with the Oregon Construction Contractors Board, don’t work with them, because it is illegal.
Another place qualified roofing contractors create more value for their customers is through their preferred status with manufacturers. If a Salem roofer is certified or preferred status with their manufacturers, it means they have undergone testing and the manufacturer is willing to monetarily back the contractor’s work. This means the manufacturer extends their best warranties to these contractors, which they can then pass down to their customers. Roofing warranties can provide major peace of mind to home and business owners.
“Home and business owners need to transition their line of thought from buying cheap to investing in value. Paying the cheapest contractor is going to cost you more in roof repairs down the road than you would pay up front for a quality roof. On top of that, a quality roof can save you money in energy bills. Focus on the value first,” said preferred Salem roofer, Terry Slate of Slate & Slate Roofing.
Our Salem roofers are ranked in the top 1% of all Oregon contractors, not just Salem roofing contractors. They take pride in their work, they are fully licensed, bonded, and insured, and they are able to offer their customers the best warranties in the industry.
Remember, when choosing your roofing contractor, value for your money is the important part, not just the upfront cost. We offer zero-interest financing options, which can help you pay for your roof, so be sure to ask your contractor about flexible payment options.